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Two month extension of South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguration announced

March 31, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

The City will engage the community to discuss if one way streets will become permanent.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguration (ETR) which took effect February 14 and was scheduled to end on April 1, will be extended through June 1, 2015. The ETR has configured several streets in South Boston to one-way only in an effort to improve public safety following the historic amount of snow Boston received over a 30 day period. 

Over the next two months, the City will host two community meetings, one at the Condon Elementary School, and one at the Tynan Elementary School to determine if making the reconfiguration permanent is the appropriate decision for the neighborhood.  The details of the meetings will be announced in the coming days.   

"We've received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from South Boston residents about how the emergency reconfiguration has relieved traffic congestion and increased public safety," said Mayor Walsh. "I look forward to engaging in a robust discussion with the community on the future of these neighborhood streets."  

South Boston residents are encouraged to reach out to the Mayor's office with feedback about the reconfiguration by calling the Mayor's hotline at 617-635-4500, or by leaving feedback for the Mayor's South Boston liaison Eric Prentis at 617-635-2680,eric.prentis@boston.gov.   

Even numbered streets became west-bound and odd numbered streets became east-bound. Main arteries have remained two-way streets. Streets that are currently one-way streets maintained their original direction.